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    BRANDON UNIVERSITY - [BU], BRANDON, MANITOBA

    Brandon, ManitobaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1889established year
    3155enrollment
    8.1/10

    Brandon University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Brandon University is a public university located in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada that was established in 1889. The university is affiliated to the CUCCOA, Canadian University and College Conference Organizers Association and houses approximately 3000 students. It is one of the renowned higher education institutes of Canada that offers various undergraduate, graduate, pre-professional and certificate programs. Some of the popular domains in which the courses are offered include arts, business administration, education, fine arts, music, nursing, science, environmental science, Psychiatric Nursing.

    The university is well known for its school of music and has been constantly ranked among the best universities in Canada for music. It has also been ranked #1 in the country by Maclean's magazine for an impressive student-faculty ratio of 12:1 for the year 2018. Admissions at Brandon University observe different deadlines for its range of courses that are available primarily for the intakes of Fall and Winter.

    The institute requires a nonrefundable fee of 138 CAD from all its candidates. With an employment rate of nearly 82.3%, the institute is a coveted choice among international applicants and can help its graduates in grabbing some of the high-paying jobs in Canada.

    Rankings

    • Brandon University has been ranked 62 among the top universities in Canada by Uni rank.
    • It has been ranked 2437 among the top universities in the world by Uni rank.
    • Brandon University has been ranked no. 3 in the country for library support and no. 4 for student services by Maclean's magazine for the year 2018.
    • The institute is ranked as one of 19 “primarily undergraduate” universities by Maclean's magazine.
    • As per webometrics, the organization has been ranked 61 among the top universities in Canada and 2622 among the top universities in the world.

    Highlights

    Type Public
    Established 1889
    Location Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
    Campus setting Urban
    Students 3000(Approximate)
    Academic calendar Semester wise
    Student faculty ratio 12:1
    Programs offered Undergraduate, graduate, pre-professional, certificate programs
    Financial aid Scholarships, bursaries and awards

    Campus and Accommodation

    Campus

    • Brandon University Campus is located in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. It was established in 1889.
    • The campus at Brandon includes Jeff Umphrey Centre, Healthy Living Centre, Flora Cowan-Hall, John R. Brodie Science Centre, McMaster Hall, Harvest Hall, Darrach Hall, Knowles-Douglas Students’ Union Centre, Physical Plant Building, George T. Richardson Centre, Clark Hall, A.E. McKenzie Building, Queen Elizabeth II Music Building, BU Early Learning Centre, Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Dr James & Lucille Brown Health Studies Complex.
    • The university houses approximately 3000 students. These include a diverse population of students from 5 continents and more than 30 countries, adding an international flavour to the campus.
    • The student to faculty ratio is 12:1. This makes quality education and resources accessible to all the students equally.
    • There are more than 200 social events and recreational activities throughout the year taking place on the campus.

    Housing facilities/Residence

    • Brandon university does provide on-campus housing facilities to its students.
    • The university has three residence halls namely Darrach Hall, Flora Cowan-Hall and McMaster Hall.
    • Darrach Hall is a men's only facility. It can accommodate up to 90 residents.
    • Flora Cowan-Hall is a women’s only facility. It can accommodate up to 110 residents.
    • McMaster Hall is an all-gender residence that can accommodate up to 270 residents.
    • Some of the common services available in these residence halls are parking, mail services, student identification, food services, conference and casual stays, all the basic furniture like bed, desk, chair, closet, internet connection, laundry.

    Courses

    • Brandon University offers diverse courses for international students including undergraduate, graduate, pre-professional and certificate programs in various disciplines.
    • The university's academic structure is divided into several faculties. These are:
      • Faculty of arts
      • Faculty of education
      • Faculty of graduate studies
      • Faculty of science
      • Faculty of health sciences
      • School of music
    • Some of the undergraduate degree programs offered by the university are Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Education (BEd), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of First Nations and Aboriginal Counselling (FNAC), Bachelor of Music (BMus), Bachelor of Nursing (BN), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (BSES), Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing (BScPN).
    • Some of the graduate programs offered by the university are Master of Education, Master of Music, Masters of Rural Development, Master in Psychiatric Nursing, Master of Science in Environmental and Life Sciences (MELS).
    • The university also offers around 20 pre-professional courses. The course duration ranges from 1 to 3 years. Major domains in which these courses are offered are engineering, dentistry, journalism, law, medicine, pharmacy, etc.
    • Apart from the above-mentioned programs, the university also offers some certificate courses. As of now, the university offers two certificate courses namely Certificate in Business Administration and Certificate in Justice System.

    Brandon University Application Process

    How to apply?

    Where to apply: Apply via the online application portal.

    Application fee: CAD 138

    English proficiency requirements

    Test Minimum required score undergraduate Minimum required score graduate
    TOEFL paper based 550 567
    TOEFL internet based 80 86
    PTE 58 60
    IELTS 6.5 6.5

    Other requirements

    • Original documents as per the requirements.
    • Health insurance
    • A financial statement including the bank statement verifying resources to pay for total one-year expenses in Canada.
    • Student visa

    Brandon University Cost of attendance

    The cost of living in Canada is different for different academic programs available at the university. It also varies with the number of credit hours associated with any program. The students who wish to attend Brandon University can expect an annual expense of 36,000 CAD. This includes tuition and fees, accomodation and all the other major expenses.

    A rough estimate of the tuition fee is given below:

    • For undergraduate students: CAD 6,758 to CAD 7,18
    • For graduate students: tuition fee is around CAD 5,400.

    Residential cost for different room types for September to April term is given below:

    Room Type Cost
    McMaster Single 9,959.05 CAD
    McMaster Super Single 10,510.64 CAD
    McMaster Double 8,770.61 CAD
    Darrach Super Single 9,007.96 CAD
    Darrach Double 7,595.54 CAD
    Flora Cowan Single 9,054.76 CAD
    Flora Cowan Super Single 9,527.80 CAD
    Flora Cowan Double 7,893.07 CAD

    Scholarships/Financial aid

    • Financial aid at the institute is provided in the form of bursaries and scholarships in Canada for international students.
    • Undergraduate students are eligible for the following scholarships:
      • Board of Governors Entrance Scholarships
      • AP Scholarships
      • IB Scholarships
      • Automatic-Consideration Scholarships
      • Applied-For Scholarships
    • Graduate students are offered some other recommended and automatic- consideration scholarships. No application is required for such scholarships. However one needs to fulfil the eligibility criteria.
    • The eligibility criteria for such scholarships are given below:
      • Register in Brandon university courses during the prior year.
      • Minimum entrance or cumulative GPA of 2.5
      • Register at Brandon university for the upcoming year.

    Alumni Network

    • Brandon University has a separate alumni association which is responsible for conducting various events and meetups.
    • The university takes pride in presenting several awards to some of its notable alumni who have performed outstandingly well in their respective fields. Some of such awards are excellence in teaching award, distinguished young alumni award, distinguished alumni award for community service, distinguished alumni award for career achievement, the award for exceptional service, a wall of fame award.
    • Some of the special benefits offered to the alumni are:
      • Alumni news magazine subscription
      • Career planning placement services
      • Alumni events
      • John E. Robbins library
      • CUCCOA affiliation
    • Some of the notable alumni of Brandon university are
      • Henry champ, Journalist
      • Tommy Douglas, Father of medicare
      • Frank McKinnon, Sports executive
      • H. Pentland, Historian
      • Neil Robertson, Mathematician

    Placements

    Brandon University has a separate career planning and placement office which provides various services to students pertaining to their careers. Employment opportunities and offers are posted across campus. There are separate “Jobs Boards” which post information about part-time, summer and permanent employment.

    The university conducts several workshops on writing resumes and covers letters, interviewing and job search techniques, internet job search skills. The university takes care of providing its students within campus recruitment facilities. Various placement drives and career fairs are conducted for this purpose.

    Master of Education [M.Ed]

    full time | Course Based | Thesis Based
    $ 4,7521st YEAR
    FEES

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL85|IELTS6.5|PTE60
    $ 11,6701st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Apr 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL80|IELTS6.5|PTE58

    3 years

    Course Duration

    Apr 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL80|IELTS6.5|PTE58

    Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Biology

    full time | honours | Thesis Based
    $ 11,2601st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Apr 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL80|IELTS6.5|PTE58

    Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Psychology

    full time | honours | Thesis Based
    $ 11,2601st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Apr 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL80|IELTS6.5|PTE58

    Brandon University Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    3420
    DLI Number
    O19201298932
    Application Cost
    $45
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $10,370 / Year

    Admission & dates

    Fall Deadlines

    April 1

    Application deadline

    Winter Deadlines

    August 1

    Application deadline

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    PTE-5890-
    IELTS-6.59-
    TOEFL-80120-

    Brandon University Acceptance Rate

    66.0 %

    acceptance rate

    5549

    total applicants

    3662

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female
    Other

    29.4%

    Male

    70.4%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    69.0%
    Total Applicants
    3687
    Total Enrolled
    2544
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    31.0%
    Total Applicants
    3607
    Total Enrolled
    1118

    Brandon University enrollment

    Enrollment
    Brandon University Enrollment
    3662
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    2544
    Graduate Enrollment
    1118
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    50.9%

    Attendance Cost

    $10370

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $10,370 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $4,960 / Year
    On Campus
    Super Single Room
    $7,720 / Year
    Single Room
    $7,025 / Year
    Double Room
    $6,500 / Year

    College Rating

    Based on 6 Students Rating

    8.1 out of 10
    8.8/10Academic
    7.7/10Accommodation
    8.7/10Faculty
    8.0/10Infrastructure
    7.3/10Placement
    8.3/10Social Life

    Reviews

    BD
    10.0 /10

    I had applied online and had submitted my secondary and high school official transcripts and had paid a non refundable application fee On being accepted to BU, I had furnished financial proof of being able to meet the cost of study for at least a year and had to apply for a study permit in Canada. I had also signed up for the Manitoba Blue Cross health insurance coverage for international students like me.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course curriculum was really good and it gave me the strong foundation, I had wanted to build for further studies in Business Administration and it gave me the skills I needed for a career in the field of business.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    FV
    9.0 /10

    I had applied online and had submitted my secondary and high school official transcripts and had paid a non refundable application fee as required. It was important to apply as early as possible and to complete the application as much before the deadline as I could. On being accepted to BU, I had to furnish financial proof of being able to meet the cost of study for at least a year and had to apply for a study permit in Canada. I had also signed up for the Manitoba Blue Cross health insurance coverage, which was compulsory for us international students.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course curriculum was really good and it gave me the strong foundation, I had wanted to build for further studies in Business Administration and it gave me the skills I needed for a career in the field of business.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    TS
    8.3 /10

    I came to know about this university through my friend who was studying there. He went to Canada right after the completion of +2. I have a 1-year gap in my studies. Including this university, I have also applied to the other three colleges named Lambton, Seneca, and Humber. After submitting my application through the online admission portal, the university sent me the offer letter in a week. I have paid $100 as the application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course offers core theoretical courses in Economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and more. This course is of three years duration. After completing studies, applicants will go directly into employment where they get an opportunity to apply skills and knowledge acquired in Economics.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    C
    8.0 /10

    I really liked the town it's in and when I visited the university before I had started, it was very welcoming and nice. The school is a very good size for me and I felt I would be able to interact with professors well if I needed it.

    Course Curriculum :

    I like how flexible it is, I wasn't interested in being in a specific program with very specific courses. I was looking to do a lot of the course choosing on my own. I do have to follow a guideline for my degree though but I still get a lot of independence in the course selections.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    M
    6.7 /10

    The small classes and campus sizes. This was the only university I found that offered my program as a degree. I liked the idea of living in a small city as well, it felt more friendly than the big city that I left. The admission process was also easy.

    Course Curriculum :

    Certain courses leave something to be desired, and I wish we were taught more hands-on skills and less theory. Otherwise the course curriculum is what you would expect, and I am being taught all the skills I will need to know

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    5 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    4 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
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    270-18th Street Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9
    ADDRESS

    Nearby this campus

    • Book Store
    • Bus Station
    • Shopping Mall
    • Pharmacy
    • Airport

    Book Store

    Brandon University Campus Books0.09 km
    Friendly Neighborhood Comic Shop0.93 km
    Bookmart1.08 km
    Forbidden Flavours on 18th1.37 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Pacific Plaza0.45 km
    Global Market0.71 km
    The Town Centre1.03 km
    Redwood Plaza1.09 km
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    Airport

    Brandon Airport6.72 km
    Brandon VORTAC YBR 113.8 085X7.28 km

    Bus Station

    Brandon University (west)0.16 km
    Hobbs Manor0.33 km
    Brandon University (east)0.37 km
    Winnipeg House3.02 km

    Pharmacy

    I.D.A. - Millers Pharmacy0.60 km
    Pharmasave0.67 km
    Real Canadian Superstore0.93 km
    Rosser Countercare Pharmacy1.00 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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